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Strategies For Success

November 20, 2014

 

Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools for Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re going to get ahead in the world you’ve got to know how to make things happen. Here’s a story…

 

Alan C. Fox:
I came into my office after being gone for a few days on a Tuesday morning the elevator didn’t work, it’ stopped working it trapped someone in the elevator on Thursday afternoon and it still wasn’t fixed.
 


Alan C. Fox

How To Listen Better Than You Have Before

November 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of the book The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs (BK Business)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In any important conversation you have it’s important to remember that…

 

Dr. Marcia Reynolds:
Listening is the most important piece of a conversation. So many people like rehearse what it is I’m going to say and it never turns out the way you think it is anyway.
 


Dr. Marcia Reynolds

When Inexperience Is A Good Thing

November 10, 2014

 

Interview with Liz Wiseman, author of the book Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to a job or career it’s experience that matters. Or does it?

 

Liz Wiseman:
I think that advice has been accurate for a lot of years but the world of work has changed a lot in the last few years.
 


Liz Wiseman

How To Give & Take Criticism

November 3, 2014

 

Interview with Deb Bright, author of the book The Truth Doesn't Have to Hurt

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Criticism in many workplaces the word has become taboo.

 

Deb Bright:
We’ve colored or painted it over with other words like appreciative feedback, caring confrontation, a coaching moment. You know what we’ve done is we’ve really created a tremendous amount of confusion in the workplace.
 


Deb Bright

 

When You Are Overwhelmed

October 27, 2014

 

Interview with Scott Eblin, author of the book Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you feel like you’re overworked and overwhelmed?

 

Scott Eblin:
The first thing I would say if you’re overworked and overwhelmed is you’re probably in a state of chronic fight or flight. And we all know what fight or flight is right? It’s useful in emergency situations but life is not a continuous emergency.
 


Scott Eblin

Personal Branding For Your Career Part 2

October 21, 2014

 

Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
People have been talking about personal branding for a long time but the definition of the term has changed.

 

Catherine Kaputa:
You know in the early days personal branding was your image and reputation and it was kind of more your visual kind of interest. And I think today it’s expanded it’s really everything you do to market yourself to be more successful.
 


Catherine Kaputa

Personal Branding For Your Career

October 20, 2014

 

Interview with Catherine Kaputa, author of the book Women Who Brand: How Smart Women Promote Themselves and Get Ahead

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As an employee have you ever thought to yourself…

 

Catherine Kaputa:
How come the people that are good schmoozers with senior management are getting promoted more than the rest of us who are really working hard down in the trenches?
 


Catherine Kaputa

The Power Of Analogies

September 29, 2014

 

Interview with John Pollack, author of the book Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We all use analogies to explain things because well they work.

 

John Polllack:
Analogies work because they explain something complex very simply and also appeal to our emotions.

 


John Pollack

A More Productive Day

September 22, 2014

 

Interview with Mitzi Weinman, author of the book It's About Time! Transforming Chaos into Calm, A to Z

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Having a productive day really starts with planning it the night before.

 

Mitzi Weinman:
And then when you come in the next day you’re ready to go. And starting your day off with the highest priority or the thing you dread is really the way to go.
 


Mitzi Weinman

Being More Efficient On The Job - Part 2

September 19, 2014

 

Interview with Julie Morgenstern, author of the book Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here's a great way to be more productive at work.

 

Julie Morgenstern:
Stop checking email for the first hour of the day just completely avoid email.
 


Julie Morgenstern

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